Single-digit temperature reading are the norm in February. And while some may elect to remain at home, it’s good to get the blood flowing and meeting up with some friends to combat the winter doldrums. With that, it’s tie for the latest edition of Eater Chicago’s Heatmap.
The Heatmap features new restaurants and old favorites creating a new buzz. Whereas the Eater 38 is a collection of can’t-miss stalwarts and bucket-list entries, the Heatmap is about the now — focused on recent openings that have the city’s diners talking.
For Februrary, there are four additions: A River North pizza cafe, a North Side game cafe with Puerto Rican food, a major change to the Willis Tower, and an intriguing French collaboration between a lauded chef and a local hospitality company.
For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More